Fix: Keyboard Media buttons not working in Windows 7

August 17, 2010

If your keyboard has additional buttons for Calc, Volume etc but they dont work in Windows 7 try checking for the following service and make sure it is running and set to Automatic start:

Human Interface Device Access

This was happening for my old Microsoft Digital Media keyboard and it took me a while to find the solution. You dont have to install Intellitype as suggested by many posts online.